A reader sent in a tip (thank you Brian!) that Home Depot has the newest Dewalt DCF850 20V Max Atomic Series cordless impact driver on sale for $99.
If you’re a Dewalt 20V Max user looking for a compact no-compromise brushless impact driver, this looks to be the one to buy right now.
I’ve been testing it with extremely positive experiences so far. It has a slightly different balance to it, but I appreciate the shorter head length.
The Atomic series impact features 3 speed/torque modes and delivers up to 1825 in-lbs of max torque.
It’s a fast, compact, and fantastic performer.
You can only buy this online for store pickup (free) or local delivery (for a fee). You can try your luck finding it in stores, but ordering online for store pickup might be a safer bet.
Home Depot is prominently adverting the new Atomic series impact driver in-store, but none of the stores near me had it on display anywhere, which is why I recommend ordering it online with in-store pickup as they might be holding these separately. Most of the stores near me report having between 1 and 6 in stock. My closest store is reporting zero inventory, which could mean they already sold out.
Acme Tools and Tool Nut also have the bare tool for $99. Acme Tools is accepting preorders with a “usually ships in 3-5 weeks” ETA, and Tool Nut has a January 2022 ETA, hence the “buy it NOW” urgency in the title.
If you don’t buy it now, there’s a good chance you’re going to have to wait quite a bit.
Part of me wonders if there will be other or better deals on this impact later in the season, but that it’s brand new and in short supply makes me doubtful. Stores also have high inventory on Dewalt’s single-speed Atomic and brushless impact drivers.
Should you buy now or wait? If you change your mind and have buyer’s remorse, or a better deal comes along, Home Depot has a good return policy. If the deal sells out, you might have to wait a couple of months until you can get your hands on one.
Sale Price: $99 for the bare tool (DCF850B)
Update: Acme Tools also has a bundle deal where you can get the 5Ah kit + a bonus 5Ah battery for $199.
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